Featured Artist

I'm a Featured Artist today over on the Faith Sisters blog! That is so cool. I knew this layout was one of my favorites.
Click on my new blinkie in the right column to see the rest of my gallery at Faith Sisters.


Andrea is releasing a new set of CU templates today at Scraps by Andrea. They are a set of four vehicles called "Motorin'".

Each of us in her CT made en element pack. I did a set of brads and an alpha. Enjoy!

Download brads here.

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"Bear Lake", "Swing" & a new project

A couple more pages to share.
I am also working on a new project - a portrait book. I have all of these portraits in a box that I have meaning to make a book out of, so now I'm doing it! Each page has the same basic layout, just the colors and accents vary. The date strip, stitching and info box stay the same, to lend continuity to the book. Here is an example:
There will be lots of freebies next week (probably one per day!) so please come back and visit!


Print Sale!!

 Scrapping Simply is having their twice-yearly sale on prints. Why is this so great? Because they are AWESOME. Their prints are by far the best I have ever seen, and the most affordable. And, they have the best customer service out there. This past week (yes, I missed the sale) I ordered a bunch of prints and two were the wrong resolution. Instead of just printing them and sending them off looking crappy, like some mega-stores are known to do, they held my order until they got a hold of me and I uploaded the correct files. No extra charge for the reprinting either. And they emailed me back and forth from their iphones until I was a happy customer. THE GREATEST!
The sale is this - 25% off. That makes a 12x12" print only $1.50! This sale is two days only - August 30 & 31. Hurry! Go now! Go!
(p.s. I also found a coupon code for free shipping. I'm not sure if it still works, but it did a week ago. The code is "Meredith.")

Forever and For Always

Laurie at Laurie's Scraps is releasing a re-make of an old kit today. It is called "Forever and For Always."

Originally it was meant to be a wedding kit, but I thinks it works equally well for other pages, such as heritage pages! Her store is 40% off until the end of the month, so go grab this kit.

This layout was chosen as a gallery standout over at Digital Scrap Cafe!

I've made a freebie frame for you today.

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Dino Star!

Monday - time for a new kit and a new freebie! Today Andrea at Scraps by Andrea is releasing this new kit - Dino Star!

 It is a fun kit for little kids who love dinosaurs. My boys sure do. Here are my layouts.

Be sure to check out the others over at the CT blog. We all did brag book pages for our freebies this time. So if you download them all, you will have an eight-page 5x7" dinosaur themed brag book! It would be a fun way to scrap a family trip to the dinosaur museum. Enjoy!

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Be sure to check out my post from yesterday and snag the template I released to celebrate my 10,000th hit!


10,000 Hits and a Freebie!

We have reached 10,000 hits! Wa hoo! To celebrate, I created a template for you based on one of my recent LOs.

I hope you like it!

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If you download and use it please leave me a link so I can see your take on it.


"First Day of Kindergarten"

My oldest just started kindergarten about three weeks ago. He was so excited. He loves school! I did this LO to commemorate his first day. 
This LO was chosen as a Gallery Standout over at Faith Sisters! And it was featured in "Made You Look Monday" on the Faith Sisters blog. Woo hoo!

Almost all the product I used is from Three Paper Peonies. I love her designs! I think most of it was her "School" kit, with pieces from the "California" kit.
Jamie is having a challenge right now on her blog. If you create a layout using her product, about a summer memory, you will be entered to win the full School kit! You want this kit, trust me! She has four or five free itty-bitty kits on the blog (including the School one). Go get started!



You may or may not know that I have three sons. That's it, no girls. I am always in search of cute boy kits. I found one this week - it is "BugaBoo" from Laurie's Scraps.

It is full of bugs, boyish colors and the like. Isn't it cute? And, it's 40% off until the end of the month at her store! Go get it!

Your freebie today is a desktop. There are four different screen sizes in the file (1280x800, 800x600, 1064x768 & 1680x1024).

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Also, Laurie is having her FIRST EVER Speed Scrap over at the forum on Wednesday. Come have some fun, scrap a page, and get a participation prize!


"Check-Up," "A See-Saw Built for Three," "City Creek" and "Happy Birthday"

I have just a couple of new LOs to share with you before you get your next freebie tomorrow.


Dream On

Cara over at Sweet Tomato Designs just released a cute kit called "Dream On." The kit has a lot of stars and a great color scheme. It is on sale for 30% off right now at her Pretty Scrappy store.

I love the distressed elements in this kit, especially the stamp you can see on the background of my layout.
Here is my layout.

And I made it into a quick page for you. Enjoy!

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Did you see my new blinkie??

I was recently invited to join another CT - at Ramona the Pest. Ramona's site, Brownie Scraps, was the first place I started sharing my digital scrapbooking pages. I hadn't even applied to be on her CT, but of course I accepted and am happily working away on LOs with her kits to be released this coming month. So stay tuned! There will be quite a few new freebies starting September 1st!


Back to School Sale!

There is a big "Back to School" sale going on over at Stuff to Scrap. Everything is 30% off (except CU licenses). There are some way cute kits in the store. The sale runs for this week only, so head on over and pick a few things up!


Speed Scrap TODAY!

I may be a little late in posting (okay, a LOT late)... but there is a Speed Scrap over at STS tonight.
Here is the participation prize, from Scraps by Andrea.
Join the fun!


Simple Pleasures

As a child, I would never have dreamed that one of my favorite colors would be brown. Yes, brown. I have noticed that I tend to lean towards brown for the backgrounds of my layouts. It is just such a nice, grounding color. Hmm. Good thing Andrea over at Scraps by Andrea put lots of brown in her new kit "Simple Pleasures." There are other nice colors too, but I'm really digging the brown.

Here are my layouts for the kit. Be sure to check out the other CT members work on the SBA CT blog.

The above LO was featured in "Made You Look Monday" over on the Faith Sisters blog!

And, as always, here is your freebie!

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"My Eternal Family," "Happy Birthday Noah," "Splash"

It's been a while since I posted any of my non-CT layouts, so here you go. Just a couple that I have done recently.


Birthday Fun!

"Happy Birthday to you, happy birthday to you..."
Laurie's Scraps is turning one! To celebrate, Laurie is releasing a huge kit today called "Birthday Fun."

 She is also having a sale in her store all month and is giving away freebies all month on her blog too. So, go grab some goodies.

 The timing is perfect for me, because we just finished celebrating my oldest's fifth birthday. He had such a great time at his party with the little boys from our neighborhood.

I also used the new kit to make thank you cards for his friends and thought "Gee, wouldn't that be a fun freebie?"

 So, here you go! It's a 4x6" thank you card with a spot for a photo. Enjoy!

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Sun Kissed

Cara over at Sweet Tomato Designs just released a darling summer kit called "Sun Kissed."

I love it's daisies and pink and brown color scheme. Here is my layout:

And, I made it into a quickpage for you (you can thank me by leaving some love!).

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